Bal Samand Garden Retreat, Jodhpur
Near BSF, Mandore Road, NH 114, Nayapura, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342026
We stayed here for a night before continuing our travel to Udaipur. We were blown away by the warm service extended to us by the entire team at Bal Samand Lake Palace. We checked in pretty late in the afternoon and were upset the sun had set and we couldn't explore the property immediately so we relaxed in our rooms for a bit before heading to Kebab Hut for dinner. The next morning we woke up pretty late and were the last to have breakfast. We weren't rushed into having a quick breakfast even thought the breakfast time was up. They provided us with exception food along with unmatched service like we were special guests of the King himself. The service staff dons a red turban like they probably would in the good old days. The breakfast was elaborate and taste on point. We had fresh dosa's, omelettes, pan cakes and waffles and stopped only because we had to travel to Udaipur and didn't want to overeat. After breakfast we went around the property and were blown away by how well it is maintained and vast the property really is. Thats one summer house the king has. Is has a gorgeous swimming pool, lake view and a breathtaking stable with Marwari horses. We can't wait to go back to Bal Samandh with our family and spend good quality time here unlike the short trip we took recently. An absolute must visit.
The tree lined driveway welcomed us as we drove up to the reception area. We were greeted warmly, offered refreshing drinks and shown to our rooms which were quaint and very tastefully furnished. These rooms were originally stables of the Maharajah of Jodhpur which has been now converted into comfortable A/C rooms for guests with all amenities including a minibar and tea/coffee maker. Toiletries and soft, fresh towels were provided in the bathroom and each room had its own private sit out at the back! In front stretched an immaculately manicured lawn with peacocks dancing around in resplendent hues. The sweet smell of grass and the gentle swaying of the trees made our stay all the more special. But that is not all of the property. A brisk walk will took us to the swimming pool set among the lush surroundings of the property. There is no dirth of enjoyable exploration for the morning walker or the nature lover and plenty of photo -op for the camera buff. Set amidst natural beauty, it is a haven for city dwellers like us. The warmth of the staff is worth mentioning. Everywhere we went, from the room and restaurant staff to the groundsmen, all made us feel so welcome. Dining options are at the formal dining room and a Barbeque outdoors which was all the more romantic with the warm light from oil lamps set at each tble. The kebab fare was impressive and very tasty. This does not mean that the food in the dining room was any less in taste. Rajasthani meals were served along with interesting a la carte options. The breakfast spread with fresh juice, continental and Indian fare with a live egg counter and innumerable cups of coffee served by a smiling staff, made us start our mornings very well. Visits to the majestic Mehrangarh fort and Umaid Bhavan made Jodhpur a destination which we will revisit again but more so because of our stay in the lap of luxury and warmth as provided by this hotel.
It's worth the money spent at Hotel Bal Samand, Lakeview Palace. The abode is serene, peaceful, abundant green. The garden is in abundant appearance and you can acquisition peacocks in the garden. The alignment was as well acceptable and the agents was accessible and courteous. You would feel the ability in every sq. ft of the 200 odd acreage of the palace. Watch peacocks, birds, monkeys just alfresco the rooms. And the best allotment is food. Tell me one bowl of Balsamand which is average. They discount the garden, area you will acquisition peacocks in abundance. Dinner is served in the garden and the agents is accessible abundant to ensure you are balmy abundant in the winters by lighting up board bonfires next to your tables. Try the barbecues but ensure you eat fast. They tend to go algid in the brittle winter air. Wake up aboriginal morning and go for jog about the property. Climb up to the capital Alcazar (with the adorned flush apartment - that accord you a after taste of active in royalty) that overlooks the reservoir, which till date alignment baptise to the farms about Jodhpur city-limits via an animated age-old water-duct. It is an engineering marvel. Don't absence out on the 175 year old buggy ride and if you are adventurous, yield a aristocratic horse ride about the property. Excellent food, consistently afresh made.
Had the pleasure of visiting this property in December-2014 for attending a conference. Being a ITC property, it has all the facilities and qualities of a 5 star property. But being relatively new, it is yet to obtain the star rating. The hotel is situated a bit far from the railway station (around 10 kms). It has huge open spaces, big garden area, a nice big open pool and all other amenities you expect from ITC brand. Rooms were spacious and comfortable with nice views. Staff was attentive to our needs. I was unable to locate my TV remote at around 12 midnight. They send in a guy with duplicate TV remote immediately. Breakfast spread was excellent but the lunch and dinner spread needed more variety. Overall, a good experience in relatively cheap price (they are yet to obtain the star rating).
It was one of the best hotels I had ever seen. The hotel was not conveniently located, it was far from the city. The food was not tasty. The rooms were very good with all the amenities. The hotel was under construction but still everything was good. Swimming pool, indoor and outdoor activities were provided in the hotel but it was under construction. We had swimming pool view from the hotel. The hotel has provided a parking facility and Wi-Fi connection. The hotel was value for money and will recommend to other traveller.
All amenities were provided in the room. The service was good in the hotel. The food quality was nice in the hotel. The lake was available in the hotel. The transportation facility was not provided at the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to upcoming travellers. The best part of the hotel was view.
Bal Samand Garden Retreat is ranked #22 among the 559 hotels in Jodhpur with an average rating of 5.6 out of 7. It is one of the 83, 3-star Heritage Hotels in Jodhpur. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 41 photos and 98 text reviews and is rated top for its Service, Location and Room. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 5,000 to Rs 5,500 per night. The hotel offer 36 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (45%) and Couple (33%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 52% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 15% have rated the ambience as magnificent.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
Bal Samand Garden Retreat is located at Mandore Road .
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. By providing free wifi access, the hotel makes sure you are always connected to the internet. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Laundry Services, Doctor On Call, Restaurant, Room Service and Travel Assistance. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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HolidayIQ Reviewer Saurabh Gupta says, “Invincible and mighty Fort; The name Mehrangarh began to appear in chronicles and poems. Mehra is a Rajasthani word for the Sun and it is not at all unlikely that the Suryavanshi Rathore Read More